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By Glenn P. Graham and Glenn P. Graham,SUN STAFF | September 5, 2003
COLLEGE PARK - Rarely do you find a college soccer game in early September that can spark any considerable interest, but there's certainly one to be found tonight when Maryland plays host to UCLA at Ludwig Field. The numbers, timing and the two teams' recent history are clear indicators this is not just another regular-season game. It's the defending national champion Bruins, ranked No. 1 in the National Soccer Coaches Association of America poll, vs. the No. 2 Terrapins; the home opener for the Terps at a dolled-up Ludwig, and a rematch of last year's national semifinal game, when all the breaks went the Bruins' way for a 2-1 win on a late penalty kick.
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By From Sun staff and news services | September 8, 2009
Horse racing Navarro wins six races to take Timonium title The Maryland State Fair meeting at Timonium was a coming-out party for apprentice jockey Joshua Navarro as the 17-year-old won six races on the final day's program to capture his first riding title. Former jockey Dane Kobiskie took top honors among trainers, saddling one winner on closing day and six overall to edge Scott Lake, Chris Grove and Dale Capuano, who tied for second with five winners each. Live action in Maryland shifts to Laurel Park on Saturday.
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Sports Digest | September 21, 2011
Et cetera Pikesville's Kraus moves to 3rd round of Mid-Amateur Andrea Kraus of Pikesville won two matches to reach the third round in the U.S. Women's Mid-Amateur championship Tuesday at Bayville Golf Club in Virginia Beach, Va. Kraus was 1-under-par in beating Jordan Craig of Connellsville, Pa., 5 and 4, and even par in stopping Kathy Postillion of Scottsdale, Ariz., 2 and 1. Christy Larrimore of...
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Sports Digest | September 18, 2012
Et cetera Ovechkin says he's ready to play full season in Russia While he has yet to sign a contract, there is little doubt that Alex Ovechkin will play in Russia's Kontinental Hockey League during the NHL lockout. It's just a matter of where. On Monday, the Washington Capitals star left wing told Sovetsky Sport that he believes the lockout could cost the NHL a full season. Via Yahoo blogger Dmitry Chesnokov , Ovechkin told Sovetsky Sport's Pavel Lysenkov : "If the [NHL]
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Sports Digest | October 11, 2011
College football Terps ' Vellano named top D-lineman in ACC Maryland's Joe Vellano was honored Monday as the Defensive Lineman of the Week by the Atlantic Coast Conference for his play in Saturday's 21-16 loss at No. 13 Georgia Tech. Vellano made a career-high 20 tackles, including 14 solo stops and a tackle for loss. Vellano became just the fifth defensive player in the nation to post 20 or more tackles this season and the sixth Maryland player — as well as the only defensive lineman — to reach the 20-tackle plateau since 1990.
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Sports Digest | December 3, 2011
Amateur soccer Nichols named coach of new Bohemians The Baltimore Bohemians, a new member of the United Soccer Leagues' Premier Development League, has named McDonogh boys coach Steve Nichols as their head coach. A Baltimore native, Nichols led McDonogh to its seventh Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association A Conference championship this fall and has coached the Baltimore Bays club team to nine national youth championships. The PDL, which features 65 teams competing in four conferences and nine divisions, is the top-level amateur men's soccer league in North America.
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Sports Digest | August 3, 2012
Golf Nguyen wins Under Armour girls division Bryana Nguyen (Atholton) made three birdies in a four-hole stretch on the back nine to make a late charge and win the girls division of the Under Armour/Steve Marino Championship on Thursday at Bethesda Country Club by one shot over Elyse Smidinger (Arundel). Nguyen finished the 54-hole American Junior Golf Association event with a 6-over-par 216. Clay Brown of Davidson, N.C., shot a 7-over 217 to take the boys division; Conner Flach (Centennial)
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Sports Digest | October 13, 2012
Et cetera Blast's 'Goals for Daniel' festival today The Blast will host a soccer festival Saturday from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Honeygo Regional Park as part of the team's "Goals for Daniel" program. The program, initiated last month in conjunction with the Borowy family, will raise money for medical costs for Daniel Borowy , the 17-year-old victim of the Perry Hall High School shooting. Daniel, who underwent three surgeries after the shooting, will attend the event along with his family from 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. Soccer players, students and members of the Perry Hall community and the surrounding areas will raise money for their participation in small-sided six-on-six soccer games.
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Sports Digest | November 8, 2011
Et cetera Towson's West earns weekly honor in CAA Towson freshman tailback Terrance West (Northwestern) was named the Colonial Athletic Association Offensive Player of the Week after rushing for a career-high 183 yards on 21 carries and scoring three touchdowns in the Tigers' 40-30 victory Saturday over Maine, which pulled Towson into a a three-way tie for first place in the CAA. Also, Towson (7-2, 5-1) is ranked 12th in the The Sports Network/Fathead.com College Football Weekly Poll.
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